Dragons are creatures with nearly unlimited life spans. They can survive for long periods of time, and no one has found a dragon that has died of old age. Adolescence is usually marked by the growth of a hatchling’s wings, although not all breeds of dragons grow wings and some breeds have other traits that indicate the beginning of maturation. Once they hit adolescence, hatchlings change quickly, maturing to their full forms in only 2 years.
Dragons don’t communicate with each other verbally, but they will growl to scare off predators and frighten prey. Young dragons will emit an extremely high-pitched squeal when they are frightened. To communicate, they use telepathy with each other and to speak to other creatures.
Striped dragons come in a dazzling array of colors complemented by an intricate pattern of stripes. These bright colors and patterns help attract their favorite food, insects. Because their prey is so tiny, striped dragons must spend a large portion of their day eating. The color of the offspring is usually determined by the dragon’s mate.
Behold, seeker of the dragon lore, Mothcraban of the Red Striped dragons. Her scales glow in the reds and golds of the sky at dusk. Often she is seen gliding over rivers and lakes with the swarming bats when the sun sets, on the hunt for insects. By day she can be seen lying quite still in the sun on a blooming meadow just snapping at the insects that fly by or are even stupid enough to land on her colourful body. She is known to be no danger at all and rather shy towards humans. She takes off into the air immediately when they approach although she has never been harmed by anyone as far as is known. The only humans she allows nearer to her are children.